There are numerous people who switched to soy milk with a simple goal to eat healthier. This milk does not contain lactose, like cow milk does, so it is a good alternative for people who are lactose intolerant, as well as for vegans.

Fortified soy milk is low in cholesterol and saturated fats, and high in calcium, iron, protein, B vitamins which makes it a healthy drink. Yet, research indicates that the consumption of soy milk can seriously endanger health.

Below you will find the ingredients of this milk:

  • Soymilk (Filtered water, whole soybeans)
  • Cane Sugar
  • Carrageenan
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Natural Flavor
  • Riboflavin
  • Sea Salt
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin A palmitate
  • Vitamin D2

You are probably familiar with most of the ingredients, but when it comes to carrageenan, you need to know that it belongs to a family of linear sulfated polysaccharides which are extracted from red edible seaweeds.

They are pretty often used in the food industry due to their stabilizing, gelling, and thickening properties.

Carrageenan has no nutritional value and for that reason our body cannot digest it, even though it is derived from a natural source. It destroys the immune system, as it stimulates a negative immune response that leads to inflammation.

Scientists have done some researches and found a link between carrageenan and the increased colon cancer rate, along with gastrointestinal inflammation that leads to chronic diarrhea, IBS, spastic colon, and inflammatory bowel disease.

There are also numerous debates about the effects of the consumption of soy milk.

Here are a couple of good reasons to avoid consuming soy milk:

— Soy foods are rich in aluminum, which is toxic to the body and has seriously negative effects the kidneys and the nervous system, and it’s been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

— Soy is rich in plant estrogens known as phytoestrogens, which disrupt endocrine function and causes infertility and breast cancer in women.

— Soy contains toxic isoflavones – genistein and daidzein, which trigger the growth of existing breast cancer.

— Soybeans and soy products are rich in phytic acid, which inhibits the assimilation of zinc, copper, magnesium, calcium and iron.

-Soy foods are rich in goitrogens which inhibit the production of thyroid hormones.

-Approximately 99% of soy is genetically modified, so this makes it extremely high in pesticides.